Seal Beach is a city in Orange County, California. The population was 24,157 at the 2000 census. The City was incorporated on 25 October 1915.
Seal Beach is located in the north-westernmost corner of Orange County. San Pedro Bay, part of the Pacific Ocean, lies to the northwest. To the northwest, just across the border of Los Angeles County, lies the city of Long Beach. To the southeast is Huntington Harbour (part of Huntington Beach) and the unincorporated community of Sunset Beach. To the east is the city of Westminster and the community of West Garden Grove. To the north is the unincorporated community of Rossmoor and the city of Los Alamitos.
History of Seal Beach
Early on, the area that is now Seal Beach was known as “Anaheim Landing”, as the boat landing and seaside recreation area named after the nearby town of Anaheim, California.
By the 20th century, it was known as Bay City, but there was already a Bay City located in Northern California. When the time came to incorporate on 25 October 1915, the town was named Seal Beach. The town became a popular recreation destination in the area, and featured a beach-side amusement park long before Disneyland was founded inland.